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  • Giving the Gaiman away by Kat Matfield

    Giving the Gaiman away by Kat Matfield

    published on 2008-12-16

    As one of our best rated authors, it’s clear a lot of CompletelyNovellers already know about Neil Gaiman and his dark, funny, intelligent modern fairytales. For those of you that haven’t encountered him, there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of Gaiman’s work online – which is one of the interesting things about Neil Gaiman that we think are particularly pertinent for readers and writers at CompletelyNovel.

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  • Self-published successes: Pauline Rowson by Book Badger

    Self-published successes: Pauline Rowson by Book Badger

    published on 2008-11-25

    Pauline Rowson has wanted to be a writer since she was eleven years old. Now, she is the owner of her own publishing company and the author of three marine mystery crime novels and two thrillers. Pauline’s background in marketing has been a great benefit in spreading the word about her books. She offers some tips on what worked for her when it came to building her books into a business.

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  • Self-published successes: Polly Courtney by Book Badger

    Self-published successes: Polly Courtney by Book Badger

    published on 2008-10-27

    As an investment banker turned writer, Polly Courtney is way ahead of all those current City workers pondering if their memoirs could supplement the lesser bonuses they will be receiving this year. In 2006 Polly wrote Golden Handcuffs, a novel based on her experience of the city. She then decided to take the plunge and self- publish both Golden Handcuffs and her second novel, Poles Apart. Now, with a three-book deal with HarperCollins under her belt Polly talks about her journey to the editor’s desk and why she thinks the publishing industry is in need of a service like CompletelyNovel.

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